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Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: A Report to Congress

 

A recent report to Congress from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that, “among all age groups, young children have one of the highest rates of Traumatic Brain Injury-related Emergency Department visits.”

Traumatic Brain Injury, commonly referred to as TBI, can have extreme and long-term physical and cognitive symptoms for those affected. Many people think of TBI as an acute condition, however, the effects of TBI can be chronic and disabling.

Traumatic Brain Injury presents a significant burden to the public health system in the United States. The CDC’s 89 page report, titled “The Management of TBI in Children”, provides a comprehensive summary of TBI; touching on the public health burden of TBI, outcomes and consequences of TBI in children, models of service delivery, and addressing the gaps and opportunities for improving the care of children with TBI.

To read the entire report, click here…